Friday, April 11, 2014

Masterboard class, Day 2!

Hello Stampers and Happy Friday to everyone!

I hope you are following along with this series of posts. On Wednesday I showed you what my masterboard looked like.  There were two photos.  The first one showed you my masterboard with just the main images on it.  The second photo showed you how it looked with all of the white spaces filled in.  If you haven't stamped your sheet of card stock yet, go ahead and do it.  It shouldn't take that long to stamp a full sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 card stock.  Choose 3-4 colors that you like together and use a bold image stamp set, such as Simple Stems on page 33 of the Occasions catalog.  Betsy's Blossoms on page 87 of the big catalog would also work well. , as would Polka Dot Pieces on page 85 of the big catalog.

Now, let's start chopping up our masterboard to make 6 different cards, shall we?

Here is card #1.  After you take a look at it, I'll give you the measurements of all of the pieces so you can re-create it yourself.

As you can see, this card opens in the center.  To get the two panels for the front of the card, first cut your masterboard across the center, so that you have two pieces that are 5 1/2 by 8 1/2. Then cut one of those pieces again at 4 1/4 .  Cards #1 and #2 each use 1/4 of the masterboard.  To help you visualize the cuts you'll be making, here are some pictures of the sizes you'll be cutting.

This photo shows that you've cut the top half off of your masterboard.  Each of these cards uses a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 panel.  Then you'll cut these down slightly to make them the correct size for the cards.

This photo shows the bottom half of your masterboard, with the measurements of the panels.  You'll have just a few strips of your masterboard left over.

OK, so back to card #1...

To make this card, start with a piece of neutral card stock that coordinates with the colors you've chosen.  
This will be the base of your card and should measure 5 1/2 by  8 1/2.  Lay it across your scoring board and score it at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8.  Fold the panels in toward the center to make a center-opening card.  Now all that is left is to add some colored  cardstock to the front panels and then layer on the printed masterboard panels.  The solid cardstock panels should measure 2 1/8 by 5 1/2.  Adhere these to the side panels.  Now
trim the masterboard piece to make 2 panels measuring 5 1/4 by 1 7/8.  Adhere these on top of the solid colored card stock.    Here is the card again...

To decorate the front, I cut a white label shape and a slightly larger Real Red label shape, using the Label Framelits.  It is glued to the left hand side of the card only, so that the card can be opened in the center.  I punched out some flowers with the pansy punch, put them through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and then adhered them to the card with several glue dots for extra holding power.  You really cannot beat glue dots when you want to make sure that an embellishment really sticks.  

Of course, your card doesn't need to look like mine.  Maybe you'd like a different shape to bridge across the center opening.  You could use a circle, square or rectangle... whatever fits the sentiment that you have chosen. Please let me know if you are having trouble following along.  This is the most difficult card.  The rest are very straightforward and super easy to put together.  

Please come back on Monday when we'll chop up more of your masterboard to make card #2!
Have a wonderfully relaxing weekend, everyone!  Enjoy the sunshine!
Hugs to all,

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